29 July


5 Renault-Powered drivers finish in the TOP 10 of a scorching hot race


Kimi Räikkönen (Lotus F1 Team-Renault) finished second in the Hungarian Grand Prix behind Lewis Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Mark Webber (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) finish 3rd and 4th respectively.
5 drivers powered by the Renault RS27 engine finish inside the top 10.
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28 July


Hungarian GP - Still in the game


Stefano Domenicali: “Going into this race weekend, we knew we would be struggling a bit. Today’s result cannot put a smile on our faces because at no point in the race were we competitive. After a promising start to the season, we are experiencing a drop in competitiveness. Now we need to stay calm and not give up, which is what we are used to doing, especially in the most difficult times. We must use the next few weeks to gather some ideas and act promptly. I expect the whole team to react strongly with the intention of improving the car to allow our drivers to express all their potential”.
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 28 July

Kimi Räikkönen took second place at the Hungaroring to jump back into second in the Drivers’ Championship after a hot and hard-fought Hungarian Grand Prix. Kimi used a two-stop strategy for his sixth podium of the season, spurring the advances of Sebastian Vettel in the final laps. Romain Grosjean drove a storming race, withstanding a drive-through penalty and a twenty second addition to his race time to finish in sixth position. Kimi is now second in the Drivers’ Championship with 134 points to Sebastian’s 172. The team was the second highest scoring in the Constructors’ Championship today, remaining in fourth place on 183 points, but closing the gap to Ferrari on 194.
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PERFECT TYRE PERFORMANCE GIVES HAMILTON A HUNGARY WIN


Hungaroring, July 28, 2013 – Lewis Hamilton has taken his first win for Mercedes in Hungary, using a three-stop strategy in some of the hottest conditions seen all year, with ambient temperatures peaking at 35 degrees centigrade. Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen was second with a two-stop strategy while Sebastian Vettel finished third for Red Bull to extend his championship lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso heading into the Formula One summer break.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


The only time most of us experience the type of heat that turned the natural bowl which surrounds the Hungaroring into a furnace this afternoon is when we open the door of the oven to check if a chicken is cooking nicely.
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TOUGHING IT OUT. Formula 1™ Magyar Nagydίj 2013 - The Race


Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Sunday 28 July 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 P16 1:28.250
CHILTON MR02-03 P17 1:28.160

This afternoon’s Formula 1™Magyar Nagydίj 2013 proved to be every bit as challenging as we anticipated as the Hungaroring basked in temperatures reaching 35˚C air and 51˚C track.
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RACE


Budapest - 28/07/2013

Lewis Hamilton achieved his 22nd career victory and his first as a Silver Arrows driver at the Hungaroring this afternoon.
Lewis' win was the 13th Formula One win for a Silver Arrow and the third victory in five races for the team
Lewis' fourth win at the Hungaroring also took the tally of wins for Mercedes-Benz F1 engines to 99
Lewis completed three pit stops on laps 9, 31 and 50, running option/prime/prime/prime
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Hungaroring, Hungary – Sunday 28th July 2013
Weather
Dry, sunny
Air temp 34° / track temp 50° (start), 35° / 50° (lap 35), 35° / 48° (lap 70)
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


Hungaroring, Sunday July 28

“We can take a lot of positives away from here”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson controlled his pace brilliantly throughout today’s race, optimising a two-stop strategy to score six valuable world championship points here in Budapest.
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Hungarian GP Race


Sunday 28 July, 2013

Race Notes
• Pastor Maldonado finished 10th in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix, pushing hard throughout the race to claim an important first point of 2013 for the team.
• Valtteri Bottas had his first retirement of the season, stopping on track with a hydraulic problem on lap 42 which the team are still investigating.
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HUNGARIAN GP – RACE


­­­­Sunday 28 July 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 2nd
“I would have loved the race to have been a bit longer, as it was fun with Kimi at the end. It’s hard to pass on this track, I got close but I wasn’t in the prime overtaking spot at that point; I was trying to set something up for the next corners, but it didn’t work. The key issue in the race was when I got stuck behind Jenson, there’s no one to blame for that, I lost more time than expected on the way into the first stop and we came out just behind him. I couldn’t get past; I tried to force it and damaged my front wing, which was a mistake from my side. I was maybe trying to urge a bit too much. It was close with Kimi and nice to be on the podium again today. Congratulations to Lewis, he did a good job today.”
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Hungarian Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 28.07.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 34-35°C air, 51-48°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was not able to score points at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. Esteban Gutiérrez had to retire on lap 28 because of a gearbox problem. Nico Hülkenberg lost his chance of points because of speeding in the pit lane, which earned him a drive through penalty. He eventually finished 11th. However, there were also some positives: tyre management and the performance of the car improved.
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Report


It was a tough afternoon for Sahara Force India in Budapest as both Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil retired from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Race Classification


after 70 Laps - 306.630 Kms
FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 70 1:42:29.445 179.506
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 70 1:42:40.383 +10.938 179.188
3 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 70 1:42:41.904 +12.459 179.143
4 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 70 1:42:47.489 +18.044 178.981
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:43:00.856 +31.411 178.594
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 70 1:43:01.740 +32.295 178.569
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 70 1:43:23.264 +53.819 177.949
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 70 1:43:25.892 +56.447 177.874
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 69 1:42:31.566 +1 LAP 176.881
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 69 1:42:49.449 +1 LAP 176.368
11 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 69 1:43:18.840 +1 LAP 175.532
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 69 1:43:19.299 +1 LAP 175.519
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 69 1:43:19.910 +1 LAP 175.501
14 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 68 1:43:05.916 +2 LAPS 173.349
15 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 68 1:43:12.290 +2 LAPS 173.170
16 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 67 1:42:46.176 +3 LAPS 171.346
17 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 67 1:43:29.075 +3 LAPS 170.162
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 66 1:39:05.852 DNF 175.043
19 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 64 1:34:45.050 DNF 177.524
NOT CLASSIFIED
V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 42 1:03:46.769 DNF 173.060
E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 28 42:46.518 DNF 172.007
A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 19 28:45.701 DNF 173.562
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.069 on lap 61 187.603

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27 July


Hungarian GP - Hot times ahead


Fernando Alonso: “This fifth place is good news after a couple of difficult weekends in Silverstone and the Nürburgring and especially after seeing things improve compared to yesterday, when our race pace left us with even more doubts. Today, we were more competitive thanks to a change of set-up and some modifications on the aero side, done more with the aim of getting consistency rather than pure performance. Traction and turn-in have improved and now we must look carefully at the start to try and make up a few places then and, on this front, the extra grip from being on the clean side should help. Here, it is hard to overtake in the race and so it’s even more important to try and make up ground immediately, particularly if we want to prevent Vettel from increasing his lead. The strategy will be very open, the tyres are new for everyone and the high track temperature means we need to think of a strategy that can be modified at any moment. The podium is always our target and I feel we can fight for it, even though we know it won’t be easy with such strong competition ahead of us”.
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Saturday


Saturday 27th July 2013

Romain Grosjean will take third place on the grid with Kimi Räikkönen lining up sixth for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, after a hot qualifying session at the Hungaroring.

Both drivers are one place behind where they qualified here in 2012 which resulted for a 2-3 finish for the team; Kimi coming home just ahead of Romain on that occasion.
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TWO TO THREE PIT STOPS EXPECTED FOR THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX


Hungaroring, July 27, 2013 – Lewis Hamilton has taken his fourth pole position of the season and his fourth pole at the Hungaroring. The Englishman set a time of 1m19.388s on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, significantly quicker than last year’s pole time of 1m20.953s.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-04)
“It was good to get into Q3 again. We seem to make a habit of finding a little bit extra for qualifying, although ideally, I’d like to be on the pace right from Friday and chip away at the lap times within the top ten. We made some set-up changes overnight and they seem to have worked, although we had a bit of work to do to get to Q3 today. I think we got the most out of the car this afternoon. I was happy with the way I drove and I am pleased with my form at the moment. But now comes the bit of the weekend that counts and we will try to get it right, beginning with making a good start. I am not too concerned about starting on the “dirty” side of the grid and with all the various support races before the Grand Prix, I am sure it will be fine.”
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PUSHING BACK. Formula 1™ Magyar Nagydßj 2013 - Qualifying


Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Saturday 27 July 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 P21 1:23.787 8 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 P22 1:23.997 8 laps

A challenging weekend in Budapest continued for our drivers today in qualifying for tomorrow’s 70-lap race at the Hungaroring.
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Hungaroring, Hungary – Saturday 27th July 2013
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 44° - 47°, air temp 31° - 32°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 48° - 49°, air temp 33°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: VDG 1.23.975, 18th / PIC 1.23.987, 19th
Q1: PIC 1.23.007, 19th / VDG 1.23.333, 20th
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Hungarian GP Qualifying


Saturday 27 July, 2013

Qualifying Notes
• Pastor Maldonado qualified 15th with Valtteri Bottas 16th for the Hungarian Grand Prix tomorrow.
• After a promising start in Q1, both drivers were unable to improve on their first option tyre runs during Q2, but with the overall balance of the car feeling better are now focused on aiming for a better result in tomorrow’s race.
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QUALIFYING


Budapest - 27/07/2013

Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position today for the Hungarian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg in fourth place.
Lewis took the 30th pole position of his career this afternoon at the Hungaroring and his fourth at this circuit
This is also the first time in Lewis' Formula One career that he has scored three consecutive pole positions
Lewis' pole was the team's seventh in the ten races so far in the 2013 season
Nico qualified fourth but was hampered by his brake balance quick adjuster becoming stuck during his final lap
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HUNGARIAN GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 27 July 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P4, 1:21.125)
“There wasn’t much missing in that session, so Lewis did a good job. I put a strong lap in and had two sets of new tyres; I was pretty happy with both laps, maybe on the second I was losing out a bit in the middle sector and perhaps I wasn’t aggressive enough, but it’s no help to sit here now and say we should have done this or that. At the end of the day my lap wasn’t quick enough. Mercedes have a very strong qualifying pace. Lewis did an exceptional job today, also if you look at the gap to Nico, you have to be fair and respect that. I would have loved to have been a little bit faster and be on pole, but it still puts us in a great place for tomorrow. We have a good car and good race pace. It’s a shame Mark had a problem with the gears and KERS today, so he wasn’t able to challenge for the front, but still we should have a good race tomorrow and I’m quite confident.”
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Adrian Sutil will start tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix from P11, ahead of teammate Paul Di Resta who qualified P18.

P11 Adrian Sutil VJM06-03
Q1: 1:21.471
Q2: 1:20.569

Adrian: “The first part of qualifying was quite tricky and it was difficult to deliver the pace we expected. I had a good feeling with the car, but we were not especially quick and I was only P15 by the end of Q1. I did not really know where we were losing out, but the team made some adjustments and that improved things for Q2. My lap times were much better and for a while it looked like I was going to make the top ten, but then I got pushed down to P11 at the last moment. I’m happy with my lap and that was the limit for me today. P11 is a good place to start because it leaves us with more of a choice about the tyre strategy. The goal tomorrow is to push forward and try to score some points.”
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“A good strategy for the race tomorrow”

Hungaroring, Saturday July 27

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“Clearly, although you want track position around a circuit such as this, the two days of practice have shown us that the Option tyre won’t last for too long in the race tomorrow – so, unless they can get clear of the traffic, the Option runners might encounter some problems.
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Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 27.07.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 31-33°C air, 44-51°C track

The Sauber F1 Team comes out of Qualifying for the Hungarian GP with mixed feelings. The new parts the team brought to Hungary are a step forward, but they did not translate fully into results. Right at the beginning of free practice three Esteban noted a problem with the engine. Eventually the engine had to be changed and left him watching the rest of FP3 from the pit wall. He came 17th, while Nico Hülkenberg put in a great lap and missed Q3 by just three hundredths.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 - Budapest

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:20.363 3 100.016 1:19.862 6 1:19.388 6
2 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:20.646 3 100.368 1:19.992 3 1:19.426 6
3 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:20.447 3 100.120 1:20.101 6 1:19.595 6
4 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:20.350 4 100.000 1:19.778 6 1:19.720 6
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:20.652 3 100.375 1:20.183 6 1:19.791 6
6 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:20.867 5 100.643 1:20.243 6 1:19.851 6
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.004 3 100.813 1:20.460 6 1:19.929 6
8 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.181 3 101.034 1:20.527 6 1:20.641 5
9 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.612 4 101.570 1:20.545 6 1:22.398 6
10 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:21.264 5 101.137 1:20.503 6 DNF 2
11 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:21.471 11 101.395 1:20.569 6
12 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:21.028 7 100.843 1:20.580 6
13 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.131 4 100.971 1:20.777 6
14 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.345 6 101.238 1:21.029 6
15 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:20.816 9 100.579 1:21.133 6
16 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:21.135 7 100.976 1:21.219 6
17 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:21.724 11 101.710
18 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.043 11 102.107
19 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:23.007 8 103.306
20 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:23.333 7 103.712
21 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:23.787 8 104.277
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:23.997 8 104.538

POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:19.388 198.664 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:19.388 198.664 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:20.730 20 195.362
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:20.898 13 +0.168 194.956
3 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.052 10 +0.322 194.586
4 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:21.125 27 +0.395 194.411
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.151 14 +0.421 194.348
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.158 19 +0.428 194.332
7 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:21.254 17 +0.524 194.102
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.356 23 +0.626 193.859
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.499 15 +0.769 193.518
10 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:21.519 20 +0.789 193.471
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:21.589 17 +0.859 193.305
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:21.646 19 +0.916 193.170
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:21.963 21 +1.233 192.423
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:21.964 21 +1.234 192.421
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.180 18 +1.450 191.915
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.423 19 +1.693 191.349
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:23.028 16 +2.298 189.955
18 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:23.975 21 +3.245 187.813
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:23.987 19 +3.257 187.786
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:24.298 20 +3.568 187.093
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:25.122 20 +4.392 185.282
22 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 2

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26 July


2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Friday


Friday 26th July

Romain Grosjean set the third fastest time on the opening day of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, with Kimi Räikkönen third in the morning and eighth in the afternoon after a productive day of running at the Hungaroring.

Both cars ran with the team’s slimline bodywork configuration and without the ‘Device’ for what was both drivers’ first taste of the latest medium and soft compound Pirelli tyres.
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


TEAMS DRIVE NEW PIRELLI TYRES IN HIGH TEMPERATURES AT THE HUNGARORING

Hungaroring, July 26, 2013 – All the teams have driven Pirelli’s newest Formula One tyres during free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, in temperatures that were among the highest seen all season. Temperatures rose to 33 degrees centigrade ambient and 46 degrees on the track today and are expected to be even higher for qualifying tomorrow and the race on Sunday.
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Plenty of questions


It’s been a hectic few weeks in the world of Formula 1, with the German Grand Prix followed by three days of testing at Silverstone and now the circus has pitched its tent on the outskirts of Budapest for the tenth round of the World Championship.
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HUNGARY FOR MORE. Formula 1™ Magyar Nagydίj 2013 - Free Practice 1 & 2


Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Friday 26 July 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 FP1 P21 1:27.617 20 laps FP2 P21 1:25.143 39 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 FP2 P22 1:26.647 33 laps
GONZALEZ MR02-02 FP1 P22 1:28.927 25 laps
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“A step forward – but still room for improvement”

Hungaroring, Friday July 26
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The Hungarian Grand Prix has traditionally been a long and difficult race – and this year’s edition looks set to be no exception. The searing and unrelenting temperatures of the Hungaroring will make life difficult for everyone this weekend – indeed, after a reasonably positive morning, we found that the afternoon’s higher temperatures affected the balance of MP4-28.
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


A busy day of free practice at the Hungaroring saw Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta work through a comprehensive tyre programme ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying session.

Adrian Sutil VJM06-03

FP1: 1:23.390 P7 20 laps
FP2: 1:22.304 P10 41 laps
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HUNGARIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 26 July 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:22.723, Laps: 19
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:21.264, Laps: 34
“The car feels okay, but there’s always a lot of work to do and there’s some room for improvement. My long run wasn’t completely clean, as we had to abort it at the start due to the brakes being a bit hot, but you work to find the limit. I don’t think the tyres feel massively different, but they are a step in the right direction. “
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Hungarian GP Practice


Friday 26 July, 2013

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre work, mechanical tests and some aero evaluations.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: This morning we completed some aero tests with both cars as well as some mechanical tests. We were also fine tuning the set-up to the new construction tyres we have from here onwards. In FP2 Pastor continued with some further aero tests while Valtteri focussed on gathering tyre data with some short and long runs. The tyres are behaving as we expected from the test at Silverstone and on Sunday with even higher ambient temperatures the focus will be on thermal management in all areas including tyres, engine and brakes. We need to analyse the data from FP2 and we'll have both cars running the same configuration from FP3. Overall, we are happy with today and feel we can make more progress over the course of the weekend.
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PRACTICE


Budapest - 26/07/2013

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg completed the first two practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit just outside of Budapest today.
Today gave the first opportunity for the team to try the new Pirelli medium and soft tyre compounds for the first time
Lewis and Nico completed 70 and 68 laps of the 4.381km circuit respectively, almost two full race distances
The programme focused on tuning the balance and set-up of the car to the new tyres, with longer runs this afternoon
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Hungarian GP - Hunting for answers


Fernando Alonso: “As usually happens on Friday, today we managed to get an idea of what sort of pace we should see in Sunday’s race. Conditions look like being reasonably stable over the whole weekend and this will help in analysing the times and strategies of the other teams, in order to understand exactly where we are. The type of tyre has not changed, so we can count on last year’s experience and apart from that, they are the same for everyone. To gain an advantage over our rivals, it helps to understand them as well and as quickly as possible. Here, more than at other tracks, starting from the front is extremely important and for this reason I believe that everyone will try and optimise their cars for qualifying, even if it means sacrificing a bit for the race”.
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Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 26.07.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 28-31°C air, 39-47°C track

The Sauber F1 Team went to the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest with an update that includes, among other parts, a new rear bodywork and exhaust package. This package produced the expected result. As all the other teams have, the Sauber F1 Team used the new Pirelli tyre with the 2012 construction. Overall it was a productive Friday, and the team has a basis from which to make further progress for the rest of the weekend.
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX FP1 & FP2


Hungaroring, Hungary – Friday 26th July 2013

Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 40° - 44°, air temp 29° - 30°
FP2: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 38° - 45°, air temp 30° - 31°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PIC 1.25.827, 19th / VDG 1.26.808, 20th
FP2: PIC 1.24.325, 19th / VDG 1.25.065, 20th
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:21.264 34 194.078
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:21.308 42 +0.044 193.973
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:21.417 40 +0.153 193.713
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.426 34 +0.162 193.692
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:21.544 37 +0.280 193.412
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.802 42 +0.538 192.802
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:21.991 40 +0.727 192.357
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:22.011 32 +0.747 192.310
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.180 41 +0.916 191.915
10 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.304 41 +1.040 191.626
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:22.526 39 +1.262 191.110
12 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.529 37 +1.265 191.103
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:22.781 36 +1.517 190.521
14 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:22.837 42 +1.573 190.393
15 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:22.841 39 +1.577 190.383
16 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.369 34 +2.105 189.178
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.411 41 +2.147 189.082
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:23.646 34 +2.382 188.551
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:24.325 38 +3.061 187.033
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:25.065 36 +3.801 185.406
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:25.143 39 +3.879 185.236
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:26.647 33 +5.383 182.021

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 - Budapest

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.723 19 190.655
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:22.982 24 +0.259 190.060
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:23.010 20 +0.287 189.996
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.099 22 +0.376 189.792
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:23.111 20 +0.388 189.765
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.370 26 +0.647 189.175
7 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:23.390 20 +0.667 189.130
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:23.531 28 +0.808 188.811
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.591 26 +0.868 188.675
10 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:23.911 21 +1.188 187.956
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:24.119 21 +1.396 187.491
12 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:24.150 27 +1.427 187.422
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:24.157 28 +1.434 187.406
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.204 15 +1.481 187.302
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.299 19 +1.576 187.091
16 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:24.314 23 +1.591 187.057
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.383 24 +1.660 186.904
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:24.608 21 +1.885 186.407
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:25.827 24 +3.104 183.760
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:26.808 25 +4.085 181.683
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:27.617 20 +4.894 180.006
22 R. GONZALEZ VEN Marussia F1 Team 1:28.927 25 +6.204 177.354

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25 July


Hungary: "Quite a challenging layout for the drivers" | Decoding the installation lap


Hungary preview: “Quite a challenging layout for the drivers”

The Hungarian Grand Prix, the final race before Formula One's summer break and Round 10 of this year's championship, takes place at the Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest on Sunday 28 July.

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PIRELLI ANNOUNCES TYRE NOMINATIONSFOR SPA, MONZA AND SINGAPORE


Milan, July 25, 2013 – Pirelli has announced the slick P Zero compounds that will be taken to the first three grands prix of the second half of the season, in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
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Inside Track: Hungary F1™ Grand Prix 2013


The German GP saw Fernando Alonso finish in fourth position. Meanwhile his teammate Felipe Massa suffered an unfortunate spin on lap 4 and had to retire. Both drivers will now be looking onward to the upcoming race in Hungary.

We hear from Marc Gené on the challenges the drivers face on the Hungaroring circuit. Guy Lovett also explains how Shell Motorsport works together with Scuderia Ferrari to achieve greater fuel efficiency.
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Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to Hungarian Grand Prix, the tenth race of the 2013 season.

Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, looks back on the first half of the season.

At the halfway point of the season how would you sum up the first nine races?
I think the first nine races have probably exceeded the expectations we set ourselves over the winter. The first mission was to start the year well and that’s what we’ve done. In fact, it’s been our best start to a season ever: we’ve shown good pace and had some excellent races. At the same time we recognise that we haven’t made the most of all the opportunities and we’ve had our fair share of bad luck. But I prefer to focus on the positives and there’s no doubt that the VJM06 is the best car we have ever produced and I’m proud of the hard work from everyone in the team.
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24 July


Kimi Räikkönen: “I have finished second in Hungary too many times”


With four second-place finishes and one victory in Hungary, our Finn reckons he knows what’s needed for a strong weekend in Budapest

What makes a good weekend in Hungary?
I have finished second in Hungary too many times, so I know how important it is to lead the race after the first corner. DRS or not, it’s never easy to overtake at the Hungaroring. To get the weekend right, you have to have good sessions in FP1, FP2 and FP3, then a strong qualifying session and finally a perfect start to the race.
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Preview to the Hungarian Grand Prix



Hungaroring statistics
Length (km) 4.381
Average Speed (km/h) 182
Top Speed (km/h) 303
% of lap at full throttle 47
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 1.9
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 62
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Preview


Budapest - 24/07/2013

The Hungarian Grand Prix, the final race before Formula One's summer break and Round 10 of this year's championship, takes place at the Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest on Sunday 28 July.
The 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix featured fewer overtakes (19) than last year's race in Monte-Carlo (23).
At 610 metres, the run from the start to the first corner is the fourth longest of the entire season.
Mercedes-Benz power has won five of the past six Hungarian Grands Prix.
Nico Rosberg
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22 July


Hungarian Grand Prix Preview: Hungaroring, 26-28 July 2013


PIRELLI BRINGS LATEST SPECIFICATION TYRES TO THE HUNGARORING

Milan, July 22, 2013 – From the Nurburgring in Germany, the teams head to a completely contrasting venue for the Hungarian Grand Prix: the final race before the summer break. Pirelli brings the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft compounds to the Hungaroring, close to Budapest. This is actually the same nomination as last year, but with the compounds being softer this year, there is even more performance. The construction of the tyres has changed as well, with the 2012 structure matched with the 2013 compounds. These tyres were successfully tested at Silverstone last week, with the teams collecting plenty of data that will be useful for the future. Conditions at the Hungaroring are normally hot and sunny, which increases the work for the tyres. However, average speeds are low at the tight and twisty Hungaroring, which affects the usual pattern of wear and degradation. Rain is not unknown however, so as usual Pirelli will bring the Cinturato Green intermediates and Cinturato Blue full wets as well.
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Hungarian Grand Prixview: Mid-season Turning Point


The tenth round of the World Championship takes place at the Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest. The race has been a feature on the F1 calendar every year since 1986 and at the time, it constituted an exciting visit behind the Iron Curtain. Only Monaco and Monza have hosted more races consecutively than the Hungarian capital and now it seems like a very familiar venue.
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2013 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK – Monday 22nd July 2013

General
Race Laps: 70
2012 air / track temp (C): 32 / 47
Pitlane altitude (m): 238
2012 ATM Press (HPA): 983
2012 humidity (%): 42
2012 wind (kph): NW11
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HUNGARIAN GP PREVIEW


When: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July, 2013
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Round: 10 of 19

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Hungaroring is one of the most challenging circuits of the year with the potential high ambient temperatures also putting extra demand on the drivers. The layout is quite technical; one corner quickly flows into the next and there are not many straights to be able to relax. The circuit layout leads to medium-low average speeds and so we run the maximum downforce configuration. You would think that because the average corner speed is medium-low that the tyres don’t suffer as much, but because of the number of corners, it’s unrelenting and a lot of energy goes through the rubber. Pirelli are introducing new tyres for the race in Hungary, so we will be aiming to fine tune our set-up on Friday to try to get the best out of them this weekend.
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Preview – 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix


10th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 28th July 2013

Hinwil, 22nd July 2013 – The Hungarian Grand Prix will take place from 26th to 28th July and will mark mid-season for this year's Formula One World Championship. The Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to the last race before the summer break. After three days at the Young Driver Training Test at Silverstone, the team feels well prepared for one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez have fond memories of the Hungaroring and look forward to the race.
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20 July


DESTINATION: BUDAPEST. What we’re saying about the Formula 1 Magyar Nagydßj 2013


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
19 July 2013

It’s been a busy week for us Marussia F1 Team with a foot in two camps, both of which could be considered ‘home turf’ for our Anglo-Russian team - Silverstone for the Young Driver Test and Russia, where preparations are underway for this weekend’s Moscow City Racing event. The week is only set to get busier as the Team pack down at the test this evening ready to send the race trucks on the long journey to Budapest for Round 10 of the 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Formula 1 Magyar Nagydßj.
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19 July


Testing at Silverstone circuit - A positive outcome


Circuit: Silverstone – 5.891km
Drivers: Felipe Massa & Davide Rigon
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 20/26 °C, track temperature 28/44 °C. Sunny.
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Nico Prost Delighted to be Unleashed on Day 3 at Silverstone


After a day of development work on Wednesday, Nico Prost was invited to put the hammer down in the final session of this year's Young Driver Test; and put the hammer down he did…
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Review – 2013 Young Driver Test in Silverstone


TEAMS TEST NEW RANGE OF PIRELLI TYRES

Silverstone, July 19, 2013 – The Formula One teams tested the range of Pirelli tyres that will be used from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards during a three-day test at Silverstone. As well as giving teams a chance to run young drivers – as the test was officially designated a young driver test – the regular race drivers were also allowed to take part, provided they completed a tyre test according to a run plan specified by Pirelli. By the end of the three-day test, the teams had collected plenty of data that will be useful for the rest of the season. However, with the new tyre specification consisting of the 2012 construction matched to the 2013 compounds, the teams already have a lot of information about the constituent elements of the new tyres – so there were no big surprises.
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SILVERSTONE TEST - DAY 3


Jean-Eric Vergne: “It’s always good to get extra cockpit time, putting in some miles on new tyres, so from that point of view it was productive. As for the new Pirelli tyres, they behaved well over the three days, as indeed we had expected, with none of the problems myself and others experienced at this track, during the British Grand Prix. That is a positive thing for the rest of the season.”
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST - Day Three


Silverstone, UK
Friday 19 July 2013

GONZALEZ MR02-01 P14 1:36.339 24 laps
BIANCHI MR02-01 P16 1:36.744 39 laps

The third and final day of the Young Driver Test at Silverstone saw the our Reserve Driver Rodolfo Gonzalez at the wheel of the MR02 for the morning session and Jules Bianchi in the car this afternoon.
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SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST – DAY THREE


Friday 19 July 2013

Driver (AM): Carlos Sainz Jr Driver (PM): Sebastian Vettel
Car: RB9 Car: RB9
Laps: 35 laps Laps: 79
Best time: 1:33.546 Best time: 1:32.894
Circuit length: 5.891km
Fastest lap: S. Vettel (1:32.894)
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST DAY THREE


Friday 19 July, 2013

Driver: Susie Wolff
Chassis / engine: FW35-04 / RS27-5329/3
Location: Silverstone International Circuit, 5.891kms/ 3.66 miles
Objectives: Aero evaluations and pitstop practice
Weather: Dry and sunny
Air & track temps: 20-26ºC / 28-45ºC
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Young Driver Test, Day Three, 19 July 2013


Sahara Force India completed a final day of testing at Silverstone as Adrian Sutil and James Calado completed a combined total of 105 laps.

Chassis: VJM06-02
Laps: Adrian: 99 laps / James: 6 laps
Mileage: Adrian: 583 km / James: 35 km
Fastest lap: Adrian: 1:33.242 / James: 1:36.451
Classification: Adrian: P2 of 16 / James: P14 of 16.
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Test report – Silverstone day three



Date Friday July 19 2013
Driver Gary Paffett
Location Silverstone Circuit
Track length 5.891km
Laps 78
Km covered 459
Best laptime 1m34.924s
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2013 Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone – Day 3


Weather: sunny and dry, 18-27°C air, 28-44°C track

Kimiya Sato had his first outing in a Formula One car on day three of the Young Driver Training Test at Silverstone. In the morning, he was building up his confidence and pace lap by lap. The afternoon saw the current Auto GP leader running through the programme without any problems. Sato completed a total of 67 laps, which is an impressive 394.697 kilometres.
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2013 SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY THREE


Silverstone Circuit, UK – Friday 19th July 2013
Drivers: Giedo van der Garde (am) / Charles Pic (pm)
Chassis: CT03-#05
Total laps: Giedo van der Garde 65 / Charles Pic 60
Best lap: Giedo van der Garde 1.35.155 / Charles Pic 1.35.576
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2013 Hungarian Grand Prix preview


Hungaroring facts & stats

The Hungaroring is the slowest permanent circuit on the 2013 Formula 1 calendar, and it’s also one of the most demanding. The tortuous 4.381km layout is an uncompromising succession of corners that tests cars and drivers to the limit, and the reliance on slow-corner traction makes it a solid test of a car’s mechanical grip.
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18 July


Testing at Silverstone Circuit - "A question of feeling"


Circuit: Silverstone – 5.891km
Driver: Davide Rigon
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 20/26 °C, track temperature 29/43 °C. Sunny.
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Davide Valsecchi Goes the Extra Mile at Silverstone


91 laps on the board meant a busy day for Third Driver Davide Valsecchi; who enjoyed his time in the E21 so much that he even sneaked in a few extra laps...
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SILVERSTONE TEST - DAY 2


The English heatwave continued for the second day of testing as Scuderia Toro Rosso accommodated two drivers in the cockpit of the STR8. In the morning, Daniel Ricciardo was at the wheel, which meant that the Pirelli tyres, the Hard and Medium compounds were the focus of the team’s attention, running to a programme prescribed by the tyre supplier.
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY TWO. Silverstone, UK - Rodolfo Gonzalez, AM & PM


Thursday 18 July 2013
GONZALEZ MR02-01 P15 1:37.949 92 laps

Day Two of the Young Driver Test at Silverstone saw our Reserve Driver Rodolfo Gonzalez at the wheel of the MR02 for both the morning and afternoon sessions.
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SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST – DAY TWO


Thursday 18 July 2013

Driver (AM): António Félix da Costa Driver (PM): Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB9 Car: RB9
Laps: 19 laps Laps: 59
Best time: 1:33.958 Best time: 1:33.187
Circuit length: 5.891km
Fastest lap: D. Ricciardo (1:32.972, for Scuderia Toro Rosso)
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Young Driver Test, Day Two, 18 July 2013


The Young Driver Test at Silverstone continued today with British driver, James Calado, completing 48 laps this morning before handing over to Paul Di Resta for a Pirelli programme in the afternoon.

Chassis: VJM06-02
Laps: James: 48 laps / Paul: 42 laps
Mileage: James: 283 km / Paul: 247 km
Fastest lap: James: 1:33.957 / Paul: 1:36.356
Classification: James P6 of 15 / Paul P14 of 15.
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST DAY TWO


Thursday 18 July, 2013

Driver: Pastor Maldonado & Daniel Juncadella
Chassis / engine: FW35-04 / RS27-5329/3
Location: Silverstone International Circuit, 5.891kms/ 3.66 miles
Objectives: Pirelli tyre testing with Pastor, new tyre runs and long run with Daniel
Weather: Dry and sunny
Air & track temps: 20-27ºC / 28-44ºC
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Test report – Silverstone day two


Date Thursday July 18 2013
Driver Oliver Turvey
Location Silverstone Circuit
Track length 5.891km
Laps 98
Km covered 577
Best laptime 1m33.864s
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2013 Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone – Day 2


Weather: sunny and dry, 20-26°C air, 30-44°C track

The second day of the Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone saw Sauber F1 Team test and reserve driver Robin Frijns on track again in the morning. Frijns coverd 17 laps carrying out aero tests. Unfortunately, a spin into the gravel ended his day slightly earlier than planned. In the afternoon Sauber F1 Team driver, Nico Hülkenberg, took over. Hülkenberg tested the new specification P Zero tyre that will be used from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards. He added 52 laps to the day’s tally.
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2013 SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY TWO


Silverstone Circuit, UK – Thursday 18th March 2013

Driver: Will Stevens
Chassis: CT03-#05
Total laps: 98
Best lap: 1.36.082
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17 July


SILVERSTONE TEST - DAY 1


A few weeks on from the British Grand Prix, Formula 1 returns to Silverstone circuit, with the slight difference that the teams are operating out of the old paddock on the short straight down to Copse corner.
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Testing at Silverstone Circuit - "A whole different world"


Circuit: Silverstone – 5.891km
Driver: Davide Rigon
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 20/28 °C, track temperature 28/45 °C. Sunny.

Scuderia Ferrari got through its planned programme on this opening day of the Young Driver Test. Exceptionally this year, alongside the youngsters aspiring to make it to Formula 1, the ten teams taking part are allowed to use their official race drivers to test the new Pirelli tyres.
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Christmas Comes Early for Nico Prost


The first day of the Silverstone Young Driver Test saw Nico Prost take the wheel of the E21, running through a busy programme including bolting rather strange things to the car…
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY ONE


Wednesday 17 July 2013

ELLINAS MR02-01 P8 1:36.676 36 laps
CHILTON MR02-01 P12 1:38.347 27 laps

We got our Young Driver Test programme underway on the opening day of running at Silverstone’s National circuit today.
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Young Driver Test, Silverstone, Report, 17 July 2013


The first day of the Young Driver Test saw James Calado complete his first-ever laps in a Formula One car in the morning session, while Paul Di Resta took over driving duties in the afternoon.

James Calado
Chassis: VJM06-02
Laps: 28 laps
Mileage: 144 km
Fastest lap: 1:33.986
Classification: P4 of 12
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Test report – Silverstone day one



Date Wednesday July 17 2013
Driver Kevin Magnussen
Location Silverstone Grand Prix
Track length 5.891km
Laps 101
Km covered 595
Best laptime 1m33.602s
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SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST – DAY ONE


Wednesday 17 July 2013

Driver: António Félix da Costa
Car: RB9
Laps: 82 laps
Best time: 1:33.821
Circuit length: 5.891km
Fastest lap: K. Magnussen (1:33.602)
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YOUNG DRIVER TEST DAY ONE


Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Driver: Daniel Juncadella
Chassis / engine: FW35-04 / RS27-5329/3
Location: Silverstone International Circuit, 5.891kms/ 3.66 miles
Objectives: Aero evaluations, tyre testing and driver evaluation
Weather: Dry and sunny
Air & track temps: 20-28ºC / 28-46ºC
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2013 Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone – Day 1


Weather: sunny and dry, 17-29°C air, 30-45°C track

Wednesday in Silverstone saw the Sauber F1 Team test and reserve driver Robin Frijns on track. The 21-year old Dutchman is pretty familiar with the Sauber F1 Team, as well as the Silverstone circuit, having raced there numerous times. After driving a Formula One car for the first time last year at the Young Driver Days in Abu Dhabi, this is his second test with the team. The GP2 driver experienced perfect weather conditions and covered 72 laps at Silverstone today.
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2013 SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST - DAY ONE


Silverstone, UK - 17th July 2013

Driver: Alexander Rossi
Chassis: CT03-#05
Total laps: 69
Best lap: 1.35.651
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SILVERSTONE TEST DRIVER LINE UP


Wednesday 17 July 2013

Following a clarification of the permitted programmes from Pirelli and the FIA for this week's Silverstone test, Infiniti Red Bull Racing has revised its driver line up:
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16 July


YOUNG DRIVER TEST | SILVERSTONE, 17-19 July 2013


Marussia F1 Team supplements programme with race drivers Bianchi and Chilton
YOUNG DRIVER TEST | SILVERSTONE, 17-19 July 2013

Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
16 July 2013
Further to the recent announcement regarding revised conditions for the Young Driver Test at Silverstone this week (17-18-19 July), we can confirm that race drivers Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton will join the planned line-up of GP3 Series leader Tio Ellinas and Reserve Driver Rodolfo Gonzalez.
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MARUSSIA F1 TEAM AND PAT SYMONDS PART COMPANY


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
16 July 2013
The Marussia F1 Team and its Technical Consultant Pat Symonds have reached an agreement for Pat to relinquish his responsibilities to the Team with immediate effect.
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Marussia F1 Team & Scuderia Ferrari announce long-term powertrain partnership


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
16 July 2013
The Marussia F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari are pleased to announce the agreement of a new technical partnership which will see the Anglo-Russian team benefiting from a full Ferrari powertrain with effect from the 2014 season.
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2013 SILVERSTONE YOUNG DRIVER TEST LINE-UP


Leafield Technology Centre, UK - 16th July 2013

Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver Alexander Rossi and his fellow Caterham Racing Academy driver Will Stevens will be behind the wheel of CT03 for days one and two respectively of the forthcoming Silverstone Young Driver Test. Race drivers Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic are then planned to take over driving duties on day three to take advantage of the chance to run on the Pirelli tyres due to be tested at Silverstone.
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MIKE COUGHLAN TO LEAVE THE WILLIAMS F1 TEAM


16th July, 2013. Grove, UK. The Williams F1 Team has announced that Mike Coughlan has stepped down from his position as Technical Director and will leave the team with immediate effect. The team thanks him for the significant contribution he has made since 2011 and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

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THE WILLIAMS F1 TEAM APPOINTS PAT SYMONDS AS CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER


16th July, 2013. Grove, UK. The Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Symonds as Chief Technical Officer. Effective 19th August, Symonds joins Williams from the Marussia F1 Team where he held the position of Technical Consultant.
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DRIVER LINE UP AT SILVERSTONE TEST


Tuesday 16 July 2013

Following changes to the conditions of this week’s Silverstone Young Driver Test set for 17-19 July, Infiniti Red Bull Racing would like to announce an amended driver line up.
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Calado, Di Resta and Sutil confirmed for Silverstone test session


Sahara Force India Formula One Team will run up and coming British GP2 racer, James Calado, at this week’s Silverstone young driver test session.
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15 July


Williams F1 Team confirms Young Driver Test line-up


Monday 15 July, 2013

The Williams F1 Team today confirmed that it will run its Development Driver Susie Wolff and rising star Daniel Juncadella at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone Circuit on 17-19 July. Pastor Maldonado will also take part to conduct tyre evaluation under the revised test regulations announced following the German Grand Prix.
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12 July


Sauber F1 Team 2013 Young Driver Training Test


Hinwil, 12th July 2013 – The Sauber F1 Team will test with Robin Frijns (day 1 and morning day 2), Nico Hülkenberg (afternoon day 2) and Kimiya Sato (day 3) at the Young Driver Training Test in Silverstone, which takes place from 17th to 19th July.
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11 July


Formula One Racing Operation base in Europe


July 11, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it will base its European racing operation in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom in preparation for participation in the FIA*1 Formula One (F1) World Championship from the 2015 season.

As announced on May 16, 2013, Honda will participate in F1, under a joint project with McLaren, as a supplier of the power unit including the engine and energy recovery system from the 2015 season.

The new facility will be the European frontline operation for Honda's F1 participation and will rebuild and maintain the power units developed at Honda R&D center in Tochigi, Japan. Honda will also base its trackside support operations from this new European office.
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07 July


German GP - Highs and Lows


Stefano Domenicali: “Given the current state of play, I think today’s result is the most we could have achieved and I don’t think the strategy had much of an influence on the outcome of the race. Wanting to see the glass as half full, the points we have picked up at this point in the season are very important. The variable temperatures we saw today produced different performance levels. This turnaround confirms yet again how difficult it is for everyone to interpret as well as possible the true competitiveness of the car-tyre package at every track. Looking ahead, now it is vital that we optimise the performance of our car, just as our rivals have managed to do, because we want to get back to fighting for the top places as soon as possible. In Hungary we will have different tyres and it will be important to understand their behaviour right from the test at Silverstone, in two weeks time. At the same time, we will try to change pace on our development work, an area where we need to push hard”.
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2013 German Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 07 July

Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean returned to the podium with Kimi taking second and Romain third in a fast-paced German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Kimi finished just 1.008 seconds behind race winner Sebastian Vettel, who took his first home Grand Prix victory. Kimi remains in third position in the Drivers’ Championship with 116 points, but closes the gap from Fernando Alonso (123) to seven points. The team was the highest scoring in the Constructors’ Championship today, remaining in fourth place on 157 points, with Ferrari on 180 in third.
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2013 German Grand Prix – Race


VETTEL TRIUMPHS AT HOME AFTER A CLOSE FINISH WITH PLENTY OF STRATEGY
Nurburgring, July 7, 2013 – Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel has extended his championship lead with a hard-fought victory at the German Grand Prix, adopting a three-stop strategy with one stint on the P Zero Yellow tyre at the start of the race followed by three longer stints on the P Zero White medium tyre.
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German Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)
Race Position: 12th
“A frustrating and rather dull race for me. After the start, I was able to hold position on the Option, but once we pitted for the Prime tyre, I really struggled for pace and couldn’t push as hard as I wanted to in order to get more out of the car. I did try to push more, but the car wouldn’t take it and I began to lock the brakes and slide too much, as I didn’t have enough grip. This meant I had to drive more smoothly, but it was very frustrating going round and round, gradually slipping backwards. I can’t explain why for now, so we will need to look at the data to see why we were just too slow for much of the weekend.”
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ALL THE BAD LUCK. Formula 1™ Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2013 - The Race


Nürburgring, Germany
Sunday 7 July 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P19 1:38.383
BIANCHI MR02-02 DNF (ENG) 1:39.844 21 laps
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Renault-powered drivers lock out German Grand Prix podium



Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) wins the German Grand Prix ahead of Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus F1 Team-Renault) and Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team-Renault)
Full podium powered by the Renault RS27 engine
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GERMAN GP – RACE


Sunday 7 July 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 2nd
“It was a tough race; it was one of the toughest for a long time. I’m happy the race wasn’t two or three laps longer, as Kimi was a bit quicker towards the end. I’m very happy that it worked out and it’s very special. The team worked really hard to give me the chance to win this weekend and we got it. First of all you have to remember that it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to race in your home country; we have around 20 races, but there are obviously more than 20 countries, so it’s special to race at home and get so much support. I had a good start and then just focused on every single lap during the race. You don’t really think about where you are while you are racing, you can’t allow your mind to drift, but when the flag came out and the race was over I really let myself enjoy the parade lap and saw a lot of people in the grandstands cheering and waving flags. These pictures will remain in my head for a long, long time.”
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2013 Formula 1 Santander German Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India just missed out on points as Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil raced to P11 and P13 respectively in today’s German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
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German GP Race


Sunday 07 July, 2013
Race Notes
• Pastor Maldonado finished 15th with Valtteri Bottas 16th in today’s German Grand Prix.
• Both cars opted to start on the medium tyres and showed good pace throughout the race.
• Unfortunately we lost time in our pit stops which cost us positions and a potential point today.
• There is still work to be done to ensure we are fighting for points in every race.
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Santander German Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 07.07.2013
Weather: sunny, 24-26°C air, 42-45°C track

The Sauber F1 Team once again managed to score one point. Despite a safety car period during the German Grand Prix, which did not help the strategy of either driver, Nico Hülkenberg managed to secure tenth, overtaking Paul di Resta on the penultimate lap of the race. Esteban Gutiérrez finished 14th. Overall, the result was not what the team expected after a strong qualifying yesterday. Nevertheless, this weekend was a step in the right direction.
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RACE


Nürburgring - 07/07/2013

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished the German Grand Prix in fifth and ninth places today at the Nürburgring.
After starting from pole, Lewis finished in P5, despite running as low as P10 just 15 laps from the finish
Lewis claimed P5 with a passing move on Jenson Button in the first sector of the final lap of the race
He made three pit stops on laps 6, 22 and 45, running option/prime/prime/prime tyres, with the best average pit lane time
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2013 GERMAN GRAND PRIX


Nurburgring, Sunday July 7

“We didn’t put a foot wrong all weekend”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both drivers did a fantastic job this afternoon – they managed the limits of the tyre, pushed aggressively when it was needed and were always able to maximise the pace of the car. It’s just a pity that they each lost position on the final lap.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX 2013


Nürburgring, Germany - 7th July 2013
Weather
Race: dry, sunny, air temp 24° / track temp 42° (start), 25° / 44° (lap 30), 25° / 45° (lap 60)
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Race Classification


after 60 Laps - 308.623 Kms
FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 60 1:41:14.711 182.896
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 60 1:41:15.719 +1.008 182.866
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 60 1:41:20.541 +5.830 182.721
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:41:22.432 +7.721 182.664
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 60 1:41:41.638 +26.927 182.089
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 60 1:41:42.707 +27.996 182.057
7 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 60 1:41:52.273 +37.562 181.772
8 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 60 1:41:53.017 +38.306 181.750
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 60 1:42:01.532 +46.821 181.497
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 60 1:42:04.603 +49.892 181.406
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 60 1:42:08.482 +53.771 181.291
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 60 1:42:11.686 +56.975 181.196
13 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 60 1:42:12.449 +57.738 181.174
14 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 60 1:42:14.871 +60.160 181.102
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 60 1:42:16.640 +61.929 181.050
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 59 1:41:23.946 +1 LAP 179.572
17 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 59 1:41:50.508 +1 LAP 178.791
18 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 59 1:41:55.601 +1 LAP 178.643
19 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 59 1:42:00.415 +1 LAP 178.502
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 22 37:21.058 DNF 181.519
J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 21 36:05.176 DNF 179.321
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 3 5:01.075 DNF 181.592
FASTEST LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:33.468 on lap 51 198.279

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06 July


QUALIFYING


Nürburgring - 06/07/2013

Lewis Hamilton took his second consecutive pole position this afternoon at the Nürburgring and his third of the 2013 season.
It is the first Mercedes-Benz pole position at the German Grand Prix since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 at the Nordschleife
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German GP - Against the flow


Fernando Alonso: “The strategy we used today was dictated by looking at our average qualifying performance, given that pole is not yet within our grasp and the two scenarios were either starting fifth or sixth on the Soft tyres or start sixth or seventh on the Mediums. We won’t know the true worth of our choice until tomorrow. Maybe here it’s not too important to start from the front because the Soft tyre shows very high degradation and so, from lap 8 onwards the run of pit stops will begin and traffic will build up. At that point we will have to push like if they were all qualifying laps. All weekend we have been off the pace by an average of six tenths, but compared to Silverstone we can say we are back to normal, capable of fighting in the lead group. Of course, we still need to improve a lot, but in the race we think we can be in the hunt, without forgetting that, regardless of the tyres and the starting positions, it’s the fastest who wins”.
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2013 German Grand Prix, Saturday


Saturday 6th July 2013

Kimi Räikkönen qualified fourth with Romain Grosjean fifth after a hotly contested qualifying session for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix.

Today’s placings make for the team’s second best qualifying performance this season, after qualifying second and sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Renault power dominates top ten in Germany qualifying


6 july 2013
Renault-powered cars dominated the top ten in qualifying for tomorrow's German Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber second and third for Infiniti Red Bull Racing ahead of Lotus F1 Team's Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, who will start fourth and fifth respectively.
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German Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)
“I’m really delighted with the way qualifying went and it’s very encouraging to be sixth fastest for the second race in a row, which means we are seeing signs of progress and consistency. However, it was not as straightforward here as in Silverstone last week and we definitely had to pull something out of the bag to do the time and get into Q3. We exceeded our expectations today, as in FP3 we did not look so strong. I was particularly pleased with my Q2 lap. I think we did the best we could today and now we look ahead to the race. Last weekend I felt there was a better result than eighth waiting for me and I would like to go for better than seventh, which is my best finish so far. If there’s a chance of a podium, let’s go for it! Nothing’s impossible. The tyre strategy is going to be very interesting with some of the top ten on the grid starting on Primes.”
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NARROW MARGIN. 2013 German Grand Prix - Qualifying


Nürburgring, Germany
Saturday 6 July 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 Q1 P20 1:33.063 9 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 Q1 P22 1:34.098 9 laps

Jules and Max qualified in 20th and 22nd positions at the Nürburgring today, ahead of tomorrow’s 60 lap race.
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2013 German Grand Prix – Qualifying


HAMILTON DRAWS LEVEL WITH FANGIO ON PIRELLI P ZERO
Nurburgring, July 6, 2013 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has claimed his second consecutive pole position this year – his third of the season – with a time of 1m29.398s on the Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft tyre, nominated with the P Zero White medium tyre for the German Grand Prix this weekend. He now equals Fangio with 29 pole positions, seventh on the all-time list.
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2013 Santander German Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Sahara Force India’s Paul Di Resta will line up in P12 for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil in P15.
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German GP Qualifying


Saturday 06 July, 2013

Qualifying Notes
• Valtteri Bottas qualified 17th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, the team’s 600th race.
• Valtteri just missed out on Q2 by 0.012 seconds, with Pastor just behind after a very close first qualifying session.
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GERMAN GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 6 July 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:29.517)
“Congratulations to Lewis on pole. It was very tight today, I tried everything. The car felt fine; I was struggling a little bit this afternoon in the first sector, I was losing time there and then trying to catch up. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, but it looks like we are a bit closer to the Mercedes here than we were in Silverstone, so I think we made some progress and can have confidence for tomorrow. We had a good run yesterday looking at the race, so I think we have done our homework. We have put the car on the first row; it wasn’t quite enough for pole position, but we should have a good race from there tomorrow.”
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Santander German Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 06.07.2013
Weather: sunny and dry 22-25°C air, 29-43°C track

Qualifying for the German Grand Prix showed improvement for the Sauber F1 Team. Nico Hülkenberg was able to make it into Q3 and secured P10, while Esteban Gutiérrez came 14th. Hülkenberg opted not to do a timed lap in Q3 in order to save tyres and be free to choose his strategy for the start of the race tomorrow. The aim tomorrow is to get points.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Nurburgring, Germany - 6th July 2013
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 29°, air temp 22°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 36° (end of Q1) - 39° (start of Q1), air temp 23°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: PIC 1.33.230, 19th / VDG 1.33.964, 21st
Q1: PIC 1.32.937, 19th / VDG 1.33.734, 22nd
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2013 GERMAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Nurburgring, Saturday July 6
“The best lap I’ve done in a very long time”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“In Q2, the fact that Jenson was four tenths from the front was encouraging, but we’re still not quite where we want to be. In all likelihood, Jenson could probably have qualified sixth today; but, strategically, we chose to do what we thought was best for the race.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013 - Nürburgring

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.131 5 100.644 1:30.152 3 1:29.398 6
2 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:31.269 5 100.797 1:29.992 3 1:29.501 6
3 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:31.428 5 100.972 1:30.217 3 1:29.608 6
4 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:30.676 3 100.142 1:29.852 6 1:29.892 6
5 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:31.242 4 100.767 1:30.005 6 1:29.959 6
6 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.081 5 100.589 1:30.223 6 1:30.528 5
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.547 5 100.000 1:29.825 6 1:31.126 6
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.709 3 100.178 1:29.962 6 1:31.209 6
9 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.181 5 100.700 1:30.269 7 DNF 4
10 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:31.132 5 100.646 1:30.231 6 DNF 2
11 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.322 6 100.855 1:30.326 4
12 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.322 11 100.855 1:30.697 7
13 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.498 9 101.050 1:30.933 7
14 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:31.681 9 101.252 1:31.010 8
15 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.320 9 100.853 1:31.010 6
16 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.629 6 101.194 1:31.104 6
17 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:31.693 8 101.265
18 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:31.707 6 101.281
19 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:32.937 8 102.639
20 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:33.063 9 102.778
21 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:33.734 8 103.519
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:34.098 9 103.921
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:29.398 207.306 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:29.398 207.306 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:29.517 19 207.031
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:30.193 19 0.676 205.479
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.211 18 0.694 205.438
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.621 16 1.104 204.508
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:30.639 17 1.122 204.468
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:30.671 19 1.154 204.396
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:30.744 20 1.227 204.231
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:30.781 18 1.264 204.148
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:30.966 20 1.449 203.733
10 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.009 18 1.492 203.637
11 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.326 22 1.809 202.930
12 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:31.405 20 1.888 202.754
13 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.733 21 2.216 202.029
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.855 18 2.338 201.761
15 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.855 23 2.338 201.761
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.898 19 2.381 201.667
17 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:31.969 20 2.452 201.511
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:32.036 23 2.519 201.364
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:33.230 19 3.713 198.785
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:33.470 22 3.953 198.275
21 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:33.964 21 4.447 197.232
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:34.683 20 5.166 195.735

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Statement from the Williams F1 Team


Saturday 06 July, 2013
At 08.30 this morning the Williams F1 Team suffered a KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado’s car. The car was in the garage at the time. The resulting smoke was contained quickly and efficiently by the team and circuit fire marshals. No personnel were injured.

The team are currently investigating the cause of the failure, and assessing any further damage to Pastor’s car.

More information will be released once the team are in a position to do so.
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05 July


GERMAN GRAND PRIX - FP1 / FP2


Weather
FP1: Overcast, dry; min / max track temp 19° - 23°, air temp 17° - 18°
FP2: Overcast, dry; min / max track temp 19°, air temp 27° - 28°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PIC 1.35.674, 18th / VDG 1.36.078, 20th
FP2: PIC 1.33.695, 19th / VDG 1.33.804, 20th
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German GP – Something extra


Fernando Alonso: “Today went better than last Friday and even if there is still a long way to go, in general we seem to have made a step forward and returned to the level of competitiveness which we had prior to Silverstone. One of the positives was the behaviour of the tyres which worked well today and did not create any problems. Unfortunately, we lost the morning session because of a programming problem on the electronic control unit, which we then changed. That halved our work programme and this evening we will have to do all we can to make up for it, but we already have an idea of where and how to make changes, because Mercedes, Red Bull and Lotus are ahead of us and we want something better than being the third or fourth team in the classification”.
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2013 German Grand Prix, Friday


Friday 5th July 2013
Romain Grosjean set the fourth fastest time on the opening day of the German Grand Prix weekend, with Kimi Räikkönen a mere five thousandths of a second behind in fifth after a productive day of running at the Nürburgring.

The team completed further Device evaluation with Romain in the morning, whilst Kimi tried the latest slimline bodywork which both cars ran with in the afternoon. The latest incarnation of Pirelli’s tyres were used in medium and soft specification today.
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2013 German Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


TEAMS ASSESS TYRES WITH NEW STRUCTURE AT NURBURGRING
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has gone quickest in free practice at his home grand prix. Vettel’s fastest time of 1m30.416s in FP2 is nearly a second and a half quicker than the best time from Friday free practice two years ago (1m31.894s) when the Nurburgring last hosted the German Grand Prix.
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Friday Like Any Friday


Despite the best efforts of the media to create something sensational around the tyre problems experienced in Silverstone and the follow-on this week, today’s three hours of free practice went off trouble free, with the new Kevlar belted Pirellis working just fine.
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TWISTS AND TURNS Formula 1™ Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2013 - Free Practice 1 & 2


Nürburgring, Germany
Friday 5 July 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 FP2 P21 1:34.017 10 laps
CHILTON MR02-03 FP1 P19 1:35.987 19 laps FP2 P22 1:34.667 39 laps
GONZALEZ MR02-02 FP1 P21 1:37.459 21 laps
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2013 GERMAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“Our best Friday for a couple of races”
Nurburgring, Friday July 5
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We’ve made a little bit of progress with the car and can hopefully continue to improve it throughout the weekend. Naturally, the majority of the day was spent learning about the new Pirelli tyres that we have for this weekend. Pirelli has changed the construction of the tyre – and it was good to see that it was a quiet day on the tyre front.
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2013 German Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Free practice for the German Grand Prix got underway at the Nurburgring today with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil clocking up over 100 laps between them across the two sessions.
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German GP Practice


Friday 05 July, 2013
Objectives: Set-up work, tyre work, mechanical tests and some aero evaluations.

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We continued with the work we started last week at Silverstone to confirm the direction we chose there. We tried different configurations on the mechanical set-up to optimise what we have for this circuit. Tyre temperature was an issue in these conditions so we were lacking some grip. We tested some different rear wing levels as well and so this evening we will decide how much compromise we need to make between setting the car up for qualifying and race performance. We are making progress and everything we are working on is showing that we are making steps in the right direction.
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Santander German Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 05.07.2013
Weather: cloudy and dry, 16-18°C air, 19-27°C track

The free practice sessions today went well for the Sauber F1 Team Drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez. The team was able to run through the whole programme in dry conditions and without any issues.
Ahead of his Home Grand Prix Sauber F1 Team Driver Nico Hülkenberg is supporting the German helmet manufacturer Schuberth with its worldwide charity auction of genuine Formula One helmets. The proceeds will support the flood victims in the helmet manufacturer’s hometown of Magdeburg. The auction is now open on ‘eBay for charity’ www.schuberrth.com/charity and will continue until 14th July.
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GERMAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 5 July 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 8, Best Time: 1:33.213, Laps: 20
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:30.416, Laps: 39
“I wasn’t so happy with the car this morning and Mercedes were quick, but in the afternoon we were in better shape. We’ll see, but so far I am happy. To be clear about yesterday and the GPDA meeting: the general agreement was that we’re happy Pirelli bought a new specification of tyre for this event and want to thank them for their flexibility and reaction times – they were able to find a solution in only a couple of days. The circumstances that we raced under in Silverstone were not what we can accept, but I don’t think we will see those issues again.”
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PRACTICE


Nürburgring - 05/07/2013

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished in second and eighth places respectively today after the first practice session for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring circuit.
Nico and Lewis completed a total of 123 laps today, equivalent to just over two race distances, on the new Pirelli tyres
Both drivers found an understeer balance during the day, which the team will work to improve overnight
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.416 39 204.972
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:30.651 38 +0.235 204.441
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.683 41 +0.267 204.369
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:30.843 32 +0.427 204.009
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:30.848 27 +0.432 203.997
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.056 39 +0.640 203.531
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.059 41 +0.643 203.525
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.304 35 +0.888 202.979
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.568 37 +1.152 202.393
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.797 40 +1.381 201.888
11 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:31.824 34 +1.408 201.829
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.855 42 +1.439 201.761
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.055 39 +1.639 201.323
14 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.086 36 +1.670 201.255
15 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:32.495 39 +2.079 200.365
16 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:32.762 44 +2.346 199.788
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:32.879 35 +2.463 199.537
18 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:32.880 36 +2.464 199.534
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:33.695 38 +3.279 197.799
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:33.804 40 +3.388 197.569
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:34.017 10 +3.601 197.121
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:34.667 39 +4.251 195.768

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013 - Nürburgring

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.754 25 201.983
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:31.973 25 +0.219 201.502
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:32.789 22 +1.035 199.730
4 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.822 16 +1.068 199.659
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:32.956 22 +1.202 199.371
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:33.065 18 +1.311 199.138
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.139 24 +1.385 198.980
8 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:33.213 20 +1.459 198.822
9 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:33.260 27 +1.506 198.721
10 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.456 18 +1.702 198.305
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.493 18 +1.739 198.226
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:33.810 20 +2.056 197.556
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.901 23 +2.147 197.365
14 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.976 26 +2.222 197.207
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:34.025 20 +2.271 197.105
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:34.200 22 +2.446 196.738
17 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:34.437 24 +2.683 196.245
18 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:35.674 23 +3.920 193.707
19 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:35.987 19 +4.233 193.076
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:36.078 23 +4.324 192.893
21 R. GONZALEZ VEN Marussia F1 Team 1:37.459 21 +5.705 190.159
22 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 2

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DESTINATION: NÜRBURGRING. What we’re saying about the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2013


Marussia Technical Centre, Banbury, UK
3 July 2013

Our cars and equipment headed straight to Germany on Sunday evening following our home race at Silverstone, ready for Round 9 of the 19 race World Championship, the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2013. This is the third of six back to back races on the 2013 calendar and the penultimate round before the sport enters the Summer Shutdown period which marks the midpoint of the season.
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2013 Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland Preview


Sahara Force India looks forward to round nine of the season at the Nurburgring.

Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Vijay Mallya, sums up the mood in camp ahead of the German Grand Prix.

Paul qualified a fantastic fifth at Silverstone, but was sent to the back of the grid. How frustrating was it to lose such a good position?
The qualifying penalty was most disappointing for us. We celebrated our 100th Grand Prix in Montreal, we know the rules, and we respect the rules. After FP3 we weighed Paul and the car and everything was fine. So to find out after qualifying that the weight was 1.5kgs below the minimum was truly a shock. We made our representations to the stewards, we said there could be an error, and asked if we could be given the benefit of the doubt. The stewards decided to penalise Paul and we accepted it, and started at the back of the grid.
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03 July


Kimi Räikkönen on the German Grand Prix


He's never won in Germany, whether in the European or German Grand Prix; the latter of which has seen Kimi Räikkönen retire six times. After a top three placing with Lotus F1 Team last season, can this finally be the year for Kimi at the Nürburgring?
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German Grand Prix Preview: Nurburgring, 5-7 July 2013


PIRELLI BRINGS KEVLAR-BELTED REAR TYRES TO THE NURBURGRING

Just one week after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Pirelli heads to another legendary venue in motorsport: the Nurburgring in Germany. The tyre nomination is the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft: a combination not seen since the Chinese Grand Prix in April. However, Pirelli will bring Kevlar-belted rear tyres for both the medium and soft compound to Germany, which have already been tested at the Friday practice sessions in Canada. This moves comes after a series of tyre failures at last week’s British Grand Prix which, as Pirelli has now been able to establish, were caused by a combination of factors like the rear tyres mounted the wrong way around, low tyre pressures, extreme cambers and high kerbs. Even though the 2013 specification of the Pirelli Formula One tyres are completely safe when used in the correct way, the company prefers to bring Kevlar-belted rear tyres to the Nurburgring, as it is a tyre easier to manage.
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GERMAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 2nd July 2013

General
Race Laps: 60
Pitlane altitude (m): 578
2011 air / track temp (C): 13 / 20
2011 ATM pressure (HPA): 942
2011 humidity (%): 65
2011 wind (kph): W24
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Preview to the German Grand Prix


Nürburgring statistics
Length (km) 5.148
Average Speed (km/h) 193
Top Speed (km/h) 298
% of lap at full throttle 53
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.45
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 69
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PREVIEW:GP GERMANY 2013


SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Tell us about the Nürburgring circuit
It’s one of the longer tracks, and one I know very well from when I was racing in the junior series in Formula BMW and Formula 3. I’ve always had a lot of fun on this track. In 2009, I made it to the podium for the first time in Formula One, when we got a one-two, and it was a fantastic experience thanks to the German fans.
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2013 German Grand Prix preview


Nurburgring facts & stats
The Nurburgring is one of the most iconic circuits in motorsport. Situated deep in the Eifel mountains, the modern grand prix track lies adjacent to the original 14-mile Nordschleife that was a regular fixture on the Formula 1 calendar between 1951 and ’76. The circuit – nicknamed the ‘green hell’ by drivers – was eventually deemed too dangerous for F1 and today’s ’Ring was built in time for the European Grand Prix of 1984.
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German GP Preview


Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July, 2013
Nürburg, Germany
Round: 9 of 19

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: Nürburgring is quite a technical track with lots of challenging corner sequences and camber changes. There can also be variable weather which adds another element into the mix, although we don’t see many safety cars, with only two being deployed in the last ten races. It is a slower speed circuit with a below average top speed and the average corner speed is similar to what we see in Barcelona. The circuit is about 600 metres above sea level so engine power is low and downforce is reduced. We’ll reach our 600th race as a team at the German Grand Prix and we will be looking to mark this milestone with a strong finish this weekend.
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01 July


Preview – 2013 Santander German Grand Prix


9th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 5th to 7th July 2013

Hinwil, 1st July 2013 – After an eventful race in Silverstone, the Sauber F1 Team makes its way east to the Nürburgring for the German Grand Prix, which takes place from 5th to 7th July. It will be a Formula One debut for both Sauber F1 Team drivers. Despite driving in his third season, Nico Hülkenberg is looking forward to finally driving a Formula One car around the track adjacent to the Nordschleife in front of a home crowd. Esteban Gutiérrez has fond memories of the track in the German Eifel and is looking forward to a good weekend.
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German Grand Prixview


A massive convoy of trucks is currently heading for the south coast of England and the ferries and tunnel crossings that will take them on the day long drive to the Nurburging, where everything has to be set up and ready for next weekend’s German Grand Prix.
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